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Anna Hiatt

New York City
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  crime, startups, new york city, longform journalism, national politics, media, baseball, women's rights
Doesn't Cover: new york yankees

Reporter—pictures, video, words, audio. Work appears places. DC native. Photo-log:

I'm Publisher of The Big Roundtable, a longform narrative nonfiction publication and a digital journalist and video editor for Truth About Trees, a film series and participatory documentary project about trees. I'm a freelance reporter and photojournalist based in New York City, but more frequently than I used to be able to, I'm off on reporting trips.

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How to Pitch Anna Hiatt

Shoot me an email. If I don't respond immediately, I'm probably on the subway or dead.

What was your first job as a journalist?

Photojournalist in college.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I most certainly have. I love the sound, but the ergonomics are terrible.

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

Work hard. Work efficiently. And don't do this if you're not sure.

Meet the Woman Making the Subway Smell Better - One Sticker at a Time — Video production by Anna Hiatt for the Village Voice "If you smell something, smell something else." The phrase is a play on the Department of Homeland Security's campaign, "If You See Something, Say Something." It's also Angela H. Kim's way of making a trip onto the platform a little more pleasant.

Bob's Birders Swoop Into Central Park for a Glimpse at Rare Birds — Every Sunday morning in winter-save for the snowiest days-Deborah Allen and Bob DeCandido lead birding tours through Central Park. The first Sunday of February was no different. A gaggle of birders gathered around the Boathouse Cafe, chatting about the latest avian gossip: a great horned owl had taken up residence days...

How Do Presidential Candidates Land a Spot on the New York Primary Ballot? — Monday was the day that many a presidential hopeful - and their loyal campaigners - have been waiting for: the Iowa caucuses. Ted Cruz trumped The Donald in the Republican caucuses while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were neck-and-neck, with Clinton narrowly pulling ahead with a reported 49.9 percent to Sanders'...

'Suspended Forest' Turns Discarded Trees Into a Magical, Pine-Scented Wonderland — At Knockdown Center in Queens, there's a place where you can lie underneath a floating forest devoid of roots and filled with the piney scents of the holiday season. The inspiration for Suspended Forest hit artist Michael Neff when he saw all the discarded trees left outside in the weeks...

The History of the Euthanasia Movement — Bill Pugliano/Getty Images The idea that death should be merciful is not new. When a person is gravely wounded or terminally ill, when death is inevitable, and the suffering is so great that living no longer brings any joy to the person, it is understandable that he or she may wish to die.

'Blood Mirror' at Trinity Church on Wall Street Is a Statement on the FDA's Longtime Ban on Blood Donations From Gay Men — Jordan Eagles was in his 20s the first and only time he tried to donate blood. He told the blood blank he was gay, and they promptly refused his donation. Furious, Eagles demanded his paperwork back. That was the day Eagles, a New York City-based artist whose primary medium is...

The History of Cremation in Japan — As Buddhism spread through eastern Asia during the first two millennia AD, so did the practice of cremation. Death created pollution, people believed, and the ritual disposal of bodies was supposed to be cleansing.

Abbas denounces 'genocidal' Israel, urges UN to back timetable for Palestinian statehood — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is set to address the General Debate of the 69th UN General Assembly on Wednesday. Abbas is expected to appeal to the world body to draw up a specific timetable for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank.

The Green Climate Fund Has Potential to Help Developing Countries — On Tuesday, President Obama made it clear that he understands the damage the United States has done to the climate-and the unfair consequences: "The nations that contribute the least to climate change," he said, speaking at the UN Climate Summit, "often stand to lose the most."

Turkish president criticizes UN for failure to act in global crises — Middle East By JPOST.COM STAFF \ Your comment must be approved by a moderator before being published on Disqus users can post comments automatically. Comments must adhere to our Talkback policy. If you believe that a comment has breached the Talkback policy, please press the flag icon to bring it to the attention of our moderation team.
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RT @MarthaRaddatz: With US forces in No.Iraq this morning. Check out @ThisWeekABC for the latest on the battle to take back Mosul

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RT @nycjim: Michelle Obama on Trump's refusal to accept election outcome: “You do not keep American democracy ‘in suspense.’ ”…

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Oct 19, 2016

RT @willsommer: While he's at it, Trump should demand an Emmy for The Wire #debate

Oct 19, 2016

RT @lpolgreen: Gore said: “Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” Good times.

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